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Williams remains away from Bears; Eberflus won't say if he's still DC

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams remained away from the team Wednesday after missing a game for personal reasons, and coach Matt Eberflus would not say if he still has his job.

“I don’t have any update right now,” Eberflus said.

He gave similar answers when asked if he anticipates Williams returning this season and if the two have spoken.

Williams, in his second season as Chicago's defensive coordinator, missed last week's game at Tampa Bay after working the opener against the Green Bay Packers.

Eberflus, a former defensive coordinator with Indianapolis, called plays against the Buccaneers and plans to do so “at this time” when the Bears (0-2) visit Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Eberflus said the Bears can get by without a defensive coordinator and doesn't see it becoming problematic because of the experience of his staff.

“I think with the experience that we have on defense, I don’t think that’s an issue,” he said.



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